EAAS Funding for Participation at the Salzburg Global Seminar

Deadline: October 1, 2022 Dear GAAS members, It is with great pleasure that we bring a grant/funding opportunity to your attention. On the occasion of the 75-year anniversary of American Studies at Schloss Leopoldskron (Salzburg, Austria). EAAS will partially fund a post-doc/early career scholar to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar on “Democracy on the Front…

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“Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas”

Second international conference of the ERC-funded project “PACT: Populism and Conspiracy Theory” University of Tübingen, September 15-17, 2022 The second international conference of the ERC-funded project PACT: Populism and Conspiracy Theory, titled ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas’, will take place on 15-17 September 2022, hosted by the University of Tübingen, Germany. Keynote speakers…

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Call for Workshop Proposals: “America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee”

69th Annual Meeting of the DGfA/GAAS June 1-3, 2023 | Rostock University Deadline: October 1, 2022 America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee Still suffering from the shattering economic effects of the global financial crisis triggered by US banks’ large-scale gambling in the real estate sector, America voted a real estate speculator to become its 45th…

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CfP: “MATTERS OF LIFE: HUMAN SCAPES AND SCOPES”

Interdisciplinary Conference in New Delhi, India | November 22-24, 2022 Deadline: July 31, 2022 This international conference focuses on addressing the impact of CoVID-19 on the marginalized by studying a variety of aspects pertaining to inclusion and marginalization, particularly through the lens of the pandemic, both in historical and contemporary contexts.  For more information and registration, visit:…

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Workshop: “The Algorithmic Road to Socialism? A Workshop on Digital Technologies and Postcapitalist Imaginaries”

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel | June 3, 2022, 2-7 p.m. In July 2021, readers of the Financial Times may have been surprised to read an op-ed calling for central planning to meet the challenges of global warming. While the article’s proposals were hardly as radical as recent calls for a renewed “war communism,” it was remarkable…

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BAA Conference 2022: “Representations and Uses of the American Revolution in Past and Present”

July 7-9, 2022 | Bayerische Amerika-Akademie / Amerikahaus München | Hybrid Event This year’s annual conference of the Bavarian American Academy investigates how the American Revolution functioned as a usable past, inspiring social movements, informing both state- and nation-building processes, and justifying political change in other world regions throughout the ages. The American Revolution is,…

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DOK.fest München 2022: USA und Anglophone Länder

04. bis 15. Mai 2022 in den Münchner Spielorten | 09. bis 22. Mai 2022 deutschlandweit @home Herzlich willkommen zum ersten dualen DOK.fest München! Kino oder Online? Warum nicht beides? Das duale DOK.fest München 2022 macht unser ausgewähltes Filmprogramm für ein größtmögliches Publikum zugänglich:  Die 124 Filme aus 55 Ländern werden sowohl in München auf…

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Reading: Diane Glancy

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6:00-8:00 pm | Lecture Hall 17 (HS XVII), Regina- Pacis-Weg 5, 53113 Bonn The North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn is proud to welcome the acclaimed Native American writer and academic Diane Glancy (Cherokee) for a reading from her diverse body of work. With over 60 books of…

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The Subjugated/Subversive Knowledges of ‘Failed Individuals’ and Questions of Affect vs. Knowledge

5th workshop of the DFG research network “The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure.” April 21-22, 2022 Hosted by the Institute for English and American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, organized by Marius Henderson, Molina Klingler (University of Würzburg), and Marlon Lieber (Christian- Albrechts-University Kiel) More information: https://knowledge-failure.org/events/ and https://knowledge-failure.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Poster-Erlangen.pdf Keynote Susan J. Matt:  https://fau.zoom.us/j/62861104661?pwd=WkV1Q0I3Q2M1ZWZ4dy8vTjQ1VFpTUT09…

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Conference Announcement: Blackness and the Knowledge(s) of Intersectionality: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

April 28-29, 2022 | Virtual At a moment in history when the Covid-19 crisis coincides with the Black Lives Matter movement’s protests against racism and systemic oppression, this interdisciplinary conference investigates how intersectionality, as an analytical category and an experience focusing on mutually constitutive systems of discrimination, engages and narrates blackness in the U.S. and…

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Call for Contributions: “Teach-In #3: Invisible Man at 70: Keywords for Teaching Ellison’s Classic Today”

Doing│Teaching American Studies Series | Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 PM, online Deadline (short abstract): May 9, 2022 “I was to dream of a prose which was flexible, and swift as American change is swift, confronting the inequalities and brutalities of our society forthrightly, yet thrusting forth its images of hope, human fraternity and individual…

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Online-Podiumsdiskussion „Wissenschaftsleugnung und ihre digitalen Logiken“

Veranstaltet vom DFG-Netzwerk „The Failure of Knowledge –  Knowledges of Failure“ 18. Mai 2022, 18:00-19:30 Uhr Referent_innen: Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky (Soziologie/Gender  Studies, LMU), Jörg Radtke (Politikwissenschaft, Univ. Siegen), Simon  Strick (Amerikanistik/Medienwissenschaft, ZeM Brandenburg) Moderation: Katharina Motyl (Amerikanistik, Univ. Mannheim) Link erhältlich unter: l.fender@stud.uni-hannover.de Das Thema Wissenschaftsleugnung ist angesichts der Pandemie noch  virulenter geworden. Coronaleugner_innen lehnen…

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Digital American Studies Townhall

April 1, 2022 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. via Zoom The GAAS’s Digital American Studies Initiative (DASI) will organize a townhall meeting on April 1, 2022, 2 to 5 p.m. Featuring a panel of international experts and an extensive Q&A session, the meeting focuses on the role of DH methods, the politics of data…

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Intercontinental Crosscurrents Network Event: “Transatlantic Women at Work: Service in the Long Nineteenth Century” 

Virtual Conversations Continued April 7, 2022, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Berlin, CET) via Zoom Conference Organizer: Laura-Isabella Heitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg), Khristeena Lute (SUNY Adirondack), Julia Nitz (MLU Halle-Wittenberg), Sandra H. Petrulionis (Penn State University, Altoona) “The London and Berlin Lyceum Clubs – Service, Transnational Advocacies and Nationalist Self-interest before World War I” by Christine Spreizer…

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Zoom Symposium: “Interrogating the Modes of Videographic Criticism”

February 24-25, 2022 Located at the intersection of art, scholarship, and personal exploration, videographic criticism refers to the study of audiovisual culture in audiovisual form. The videographic critic uses editing software to produce analyses and commentaries about film, television, games, online material etc., and typically communicates the results in the form of video essays. The…

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“Activist Writing – The Pamphlet in Practice, History, Media, and the Public Sphere”

Online Conference | February 24-26, 2022 Pamphlets are everywhere. In recent years, the polemical texts of the #MeToo movement, of Black Lives Matter, of anticapitalist movements, of Brexit, of anti-abortion coalitions, or of digital secessionists have demonstrably affected the normative fabric of Western societies. Pamphletary literature and the responses it elicits are at the core…

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Symposium: “Designs of Tomorrow: Indigenous Futurities in Literature and Culture”

An International Symposium at Europa-Universität Flensburg | May 16-17, 2022 Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022 Designs of Tomorrow: Indigenous Futurities in Literature and Culture An International Symposium at Europa-Universität Flensburg, May 16-17, 2022 Conference website: https://www.uni-flensburg.de?49737 The conference will be on-site/in person, everyone interested is welcome. Please register by May 1, 2022 via native.futures@uni-flensburg.de. When we…

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“In Transit|ion: Frankfurt Lectures in Literary and Cultural Studies”: Afropessimism – A Reading and Conversation with Frank Wilderson III

Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt Jan 28 2022, 6pm (s.t.), CET, Zoom AfropessimismA Reading and Conversation with Frank Wilderson III Frank Wilderson’s 2020 book Afropessimism has generated a fervent debate about the lasting presence of slavery and the centrality of anti-Black violence for the project of modernity. Wilderson’s melange of memoir, philosophy,…

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Call for Contributions: “Teach-In #2: American Studies with and through Humor”

Date: February 3, 2022 | 7.30 – 9.15 p.m. | Zoom Proposal Deadline: December 20, 2021 During our first teach-in in February 2021, we considered the Trump administration’s 1776 Report and its impact on teaching American Studies (in Germany). Our proposal for a new event picks up the underlying baseline of “doing” and “teaching” American Studies by…

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Virtual Seminar: “The Mobile Archive Project”

November 10, 2021, 3-7 PM Virtual Seminar: “The Mobile Archive Project”, November 10, 2021, 3-7 PMRegistration: https://www.uni-siegen.de/phil/anglistik/mobilearchives/ (Please register by November 9, 2021) Keywords: archive, nationalism, colonial America, translation, historiographyConference organizers: Markus Heide (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany), Thomas Hallock (University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA), Marcel Hartwig (University of Siegen, Germany), Lenin Martell Gámez (Autonomous University of…

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Workshop: The Failures of Institutional Knowledge

November 10-12, 2021 | John F. Kennedy Institute, FU Berlin and online The fourth thematic workshop of the DFG research network “The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure” addresses the dynamics of knowledge production within and among social institutions. With sustained challenges from divergent political actors to the ideal of knowledge as rational, objective,…

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Invitation: Conversations on Capitalist Crisis Poetry | Poetry reading with Taylor Johnson (Washington, D.C.), followed by conversations

Friday, December 3, 2021, 4-7 pm CEST | 10 am-1 pm EDT (on zoom) Poet Taylor Johnson (Washington, D.C.), whose debut collection Inheritance appeared in 2020, is joining us for our third installment in this series. Taylor Johnson received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Conversation Literary Festival and their work has appeared in The…

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Invitation to Fireside Chat with Katharine Wilkinson: Women Leadership in Climate Activism – And What We All Can Do to Save Our Planet

September 30, 2021 | 20.00-21.00 CET With Dr. Katharina Wilkinson, author, strategist, teacher and co-founder of The All We Can Save Project and Dr. Catrin Gersdorf, Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of Würzburg Time magazine featured Dr. Wilkinson as one of 15 “women who will save the world” and Apolitical named…

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DIGITALER WORKSHOP UND LEHRER*INNENFORTBILDUNG: Rassismuskritischer Fremdsprachenunterricht – Aktuelle Perspektiven und Herausforderungen

11. und 12. November 2021 | Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Programm und Anmeldung auf www.rkfu-workshop.de Dieser interdisziplinäre Workshop setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, wie rassismuskritischer Fremdsprachenunterricht ganz konkret aussehen kann. Welche Chancen und Herausforderungen ergeben sich für Lehrkräfte und was brauchen sie, um das Thema Rassismus im Unterricht zu reflektieren? Was für Materialien, Methoden und Themen bieten…

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Invitation: Online Events of the Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE)

16. September, 17:00 CEST | Civics in the Hot Seat: Civic Education & Politische Bildung Under Pressure Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdeqgqj0rHtU3wQ0i2cWzvpyIKhbk9KBr Civics and history education has received an enormous increase in attention recently from policy-makers, funders, and the general public in both Germany and the U.S. Similar societal challenges – racism and…

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Virtual Guest Lecture: Prof. Shane Denson (Stanford University) on Seriality and Digital Cultures

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 18.30-20.00 (CET) Across literature, film, radio, television, and computational media, seriality and serialization have been important formal and narrative strategies for popular media cultures from the nineteenth century onward. Series mark out temporal trajectories that invite long-term integration into our lives, providing opportunities for ongoing identification/disidentification and accompanying our…

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Conference Announcement: Speculative Endeavors: Cultures of Knowledge and Capital in the Long Nineteenth Century (Online; Oct 21-23, 2021)

Registration deadline: Oct 7 (workshop & keynotes)/ Oct 19 (keynotes only) Organized by Dr. Katrin Horn, PD Dr. Karin Hoepker, and Selina Foltinek This conference investigates the ways in which cultures of knowledge and forms of capital intersect in the US during the long nineteenth century. Epistemological and economic concerns complexly intertwine in the US,…

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FIRST GAAS TOWNHALL (digital)

Dear DGfA members, Our first townhall meeting will take place on Friday, November 27, 2020 between 2 and 5pm.It will be organized in cooperation with the Obama Institute in Mainz. You will receive an invitation link via e-mail. We hope, that this event will help to stay in touch in difficult times, as well as…

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Public DASI Meeting (Zoom)

DASI, the Digital American Studies Initiative, will offer a second public Zoom meeting for American studies scholars to discuss how the ongoing pandemic pushes us to embrace digital technologies to an extent unimaginable just a few months ago. The meeting will take place on September 28, 2020, at 10am. We want to use this second…

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Conference Reminder: “Citizenship and Literature: Past Concerns, Present Issues, Future Trajectories”

English Department, University of Münster, February 20-21, 2017 Registration is now open. To register, please send a short e-mail with the header ‘registration literature and citizenship’ stating your name and affiliation to citizenshipandliterature@wwu.de. There are no conference fees but in order to facilitate our planning, please register at your earliest convenience For the conference program and…

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Jubiläums-Symposium „Futures of the Study of Culture“

7.-8. Juli 2016, Alte Gießerei (Heyligenstaedt, Aulweg 41, 35392 Gießen) Laden Jubiläen meist zur Reflexion über Vergangenes ein, richtet das Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften im Jubiläumsjahr 2016 den Blick nach vorn. Mit dem internationalen Symposium „Futures of the Study of Culture“ feiern das GGK und das GCSC (International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture) ihr…

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International Conference: Public Feeling in Global Contexts

April 9-10, 2016; Alte Universitätsbibliothek (Universitätsstraße 4/Eingang: Schuhstraße), 91054 Erlangen Organized by Katharina Gerund and Heike Paul Following a broader ‘turn to affect’ (Patricia Clough) in the humanities and the social sciences, this conference seeks to investigate public feeling – as articulation, representation, and cultural and institutional practice – and the various functions it has…

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Nachruf auf Professor Dr. Peter Schäfer

In Memoriam Professor Dr. Peter Schäfer, 1931-2016 Am 29. Februar 2016 ist Professor Dr. Peter Schäfer im Alter von 84 Jahren verstorben. Er war bis zu seiner Emeritierung im Jahr 1996 ordentlicher Professor für Neue Geschichte mit dem Schwerpunkt Geschichte Nordamerikas an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität. Nachruf Amerikanische Geschichte jahrzehntelang als nicht-ideologisierte Wissenschaft in der ehemaligen DDR…

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Symposium Transnational American Studies

Symposium zu Ehren von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alfred Hornung, ehemaliger Präsident der DGfA, ehemaliger General Editor der Amerikastudien/American Studies, Ehrensprecher des Zentrums für Interkulturelle Studien / ZIS, anlässlich seines 70. Geburtstages Atrium Maximum der Alten Mensa Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 5./6. Februar 2016

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International Conference: Surveillance, Society, Culture

University of Goettingen, February 26-28, 2016 This conference aims to study the cultures and society of surveillance. The goal is to bring together literary, cultural and surveillance studies to provide a transdisciplinary framework and generate new approaches to fundamental questions: How has surveillance changed historically and how have these changes been discussed both in the American and in the…

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Rundschreiben der DGfA zur DFG-Kollegienwahl

Liebe Mitglieder der DGfA: In der Zeit vom 26.10. bis 23.11.2015 finden die Wahlen für die Fachkollegien der DFG für die Amtsperiode 2016-2019 statt. Alle promovierten Mitglieder sind wahlberechtigt, und ich möchte Sie bitten, dieses Wahlrecht im Sinne unserer Gesellschaft zu nutzen. Wenn Sie nach Abschluss der Promotion vor dem ersten Wahltag keine Aufforderung bzw.…

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Special Conference: “Perilous Passages – The Birth of Risk in 19th Century American Culture”

23rd–24th October 2015, Schloss Thurnau University of Bayreuth / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg This conference draws attention to the crucial role the nineteenth century played—particularly in the transatlantic North American context—in transforming the meaning of risk and moving it from the margins of particular trade enterprises to the center of social cohesion and individual identity. For…

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Call for Workshop Proposals: 63rd Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), Osnabrück (Germany), May 19-22, 2016

“The United States and the Question of Rights” Deadline: October 01, 2015 In U.S.-American politics, society and culture, questions concerning the justification, attainment and protection of human and civil rights have always been essential. Despite its obvious legal connotations, however, the intense concern with the question of rights cannot be understood exclusively from a legal…

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Call for Papers – Annual Conference of the Historians in the DGfA: „Auto/Biographies in American History“

5.2.-7.2.2016, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing Deadline for abstracts (500 words max): July 31, 2015. Biography and autobiography are central to the study of American history, and this not only because U.S. history was structured and shaped by a specific and yet diverse set of historical actors. Rather, a culture based on individualism, “doability,” and…

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International Conference in Honor of Christa Buschendorf: The Implicit Sociology of Literature

Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute for English and American Studies June 25-27, 2015 American Studies has recently witnessed a surging interest in inquiries that bring together the disciplines of literary studies and sociology. Scholars within this vibrant field of research have so far mostly aimed at embedding literature in society and conceptualizing it as a social institution.…

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Tagungsbericht: Histories of American Foodways – Annual Meeting of the Historians in the DGfA

Von Hanno Scheerer, Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz “Are microwaves really that bad?” Diese Frage aus dem Plenum auf der Konferenz “Histories of American Foodways” dürfte wohl gut zusammenfassen, was man gemeinhin mit Nordamerika und Ernährung verbindet: Billiges und industriell hergestelltes Essen und Fettleibigkeit. Dass die Geschichte des Essens in Nordamerika jedoch…

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International Conference 2015

Alliances: Un/Common Causes and the Politics of Participation Keynote lectures will be held by José David Saldívar (Literature, Stanford University), Wil Verhoeven (Culture, University of Groningen), and Andrei Markovits (Sociology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor). The conference will be concluded with closing remarks delivered by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Brandeis University / FU Berlin). Registration We encourage you…

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Registration Annual Meeting in Bonn, May 28-31, 2015

If you are a member of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA|GAAS) please transfer the conference fee to the account specified below. Once you have done so, you are automatically registered. You will find your receipt in your conference folder. If you register for the conference only, the reference (‘Verwendungszweck’) should read as follows:…

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Annual Meeting Conference Program

62nd Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) Knowledge Landscapes North America Date:                             May 28-31, 2015 Conference venue:     Universität Bonn, Main Building, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53111 Bonn Local organizer:          North American Studies Program, Universität Bonn   Conference Program  Thursday, May 28 7:30-9:00 am(during breakfast) Business Meeting of the…

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International Conference: “Everyday Heroism in the United States, Germany, and Britain from the 19th to the 21st Century,” Goethe-University of Frankfurt, March 6-7, 2015

This conference aims to explore the history of everyday heroism (Alltagsheldentum) in the United States, Germany, and Britain between 1800 and the present. For the purposes of this conference, everyday heroes and heroines are defined as ordinary men, women, and children who are honored for actual or imagined feats that are considered heroic by their…

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International Conference: “Race, Gender, and Military Heroism in U.S. History: From World War I to 9/11,” Goethe-University of Frankfurt, March 20-21, 2015.

In 20th-century America, military heroism became a key symbol of what was regarded as a heterosexual, masculine white nation. Military heroism thus became a major discursive battleground on which dominant notions of race, gender, and national identity were negotiated, challenged, and revised. The conference seeks to probe this complex interrelationship and how it changed between…

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Call for Papers: DGfA Annual Meeting “Knowledge Landscapes North America”, Bonn, May 28-31, 2015

Deadline January 15, 2015. All members of the association and those interested are invited to submit paper proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies “Knowledge Landscapes North America.“ The 2015 Annual Conference endeavors to map North American knowledge landscapes from the perspectives of literary, cultural, and media studies, history,…

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Conference Announcement: “The Place of Photography,” Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, December 5-6, 2014

International Conference and Photography Exhibition American Studies, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, December 5-6, 2014  “To be in the world, to be situated at all, is to be in place,” writes philosopher Edward Casey. In a culture dominated by images, photography is the prime medium for situating us in such specific places, as photography relates to…

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